Syria opposition elects prime minister

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Syrian opposition group the Syrian National Coalition has chosen an interim prime minister today, after an hours-long meeting in Istanbul.

Ghassan Hitto has been elected as the interim prime minister of the Syrian National Coalition, officials told the Hürriyet Daily News in a phone interview.

Hitto, who has lived in the U.S. state of Dallas for decades where he has worked as an IT executive, was chosen as prime minister from 12 candidates.

The group agrees that the prime minister and his government must be based inside Syria, spokesman Khalid Saleh told reporters, according to Agence France-Presse.

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